A West Valley man apparently used his fists and a hammer to settle an argument with his wife over payment of an insurance claim, according to police.
The woman, 27, was beaten until she became unconscious last week at their home, located in the area of 3000 South and 4500 West. She was treated at Pioneer Valley Hospital and released.Police found her with both eyes bruised and swollen shut following a 911 call about 3 p.m. on Aug. 12. She had a bump on the back of her head the size of a golf ball and complained of dizziness, according to police.
The woman reported her husband was angry that she would not give him any of her money to pay for a broken windshield. As they argued, he struck her "countless" times about the face, neck and leg, using both his fists and a hammer, she told police.
An abrasion on the woman's right shoulder suggested she was struck with the fork end of a hammer, a police report says.
Her husband, 28, was later arrested and denied using the hammer, according to the report. He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail and charged in 3rd Circuit Court Tuesday with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony.